Meet Daisy Clark. She is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Newquay, Cornwall on the English South Coast who recorded Olivia Newton-John’s Hopelessly Devoted to You from the hit movie “Grease” inside her tiny bedroom in Quintrell Downs, England.
According to Cornwall Live, this is the first time the former Truro College student had ever sung the song, but her haunting lyrics captured the imagination of thousands of music lovers around the world. She posted the video on YouTube, and it was immediately picked up and shared by Music Crowns, a promotion platform for unsigned and independent music artists. While on a family vacation in Greece, the video soon gained international exposure and was seen over six million times.
According to the Dailymail.com, within weeks the song was seen by executives from Warner Bros who offered to release the song professionally. Daisy re-recorded the song last week with the Warner Music label We Are Instrumental who are releasing it on iTunes and Spotify today.
Clark also told the Dailymail.com that the inspiration for performing the song came from her love of the movie “Grease”. “Mum and I watch ‘Grease’ together quite a lot, she is really into my music and this song was stuck in my head.”
Clark told the Daily Star that the ““The past few months have been out of this world”, and she plans to delay her university plans to pursue her music dream.
She’s getting plenty of attention not just from ordinary fans, but future stars as well. X Factor winner James Arthur was one of those who watched Clark online and shared her cover version of his song “Say You Won’t Let Go”.